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Tea bowl: C.124-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Ryonyu (Raku IX)




Hand-built footed tea bowl of very coarse grey-white earthenware with a thick black Raku glaze. Raku spiral in foot ring. Hollow at the centre of well. Vertical slicing on one side.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.40 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Edo Period (1615-1868)#
Circa 1775 - Circa 1825

Components of the work

Bowl Diameter 10.00 cm
Foot Diameter 4.40 cm
All Except Foot

Materials used in production

black Raku Glaze
coarse grey-white Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: RYONYU

  • Text: RYONYU in a circular seal
  • Location: On side of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.124-1934
Primary reference Number: 71650
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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